Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
1 "ripple" = 5 in. (12.5 cm); 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|dc2tog (dc decrease) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.|
Work *3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with C; rep from * for Color Sequence.
With A, ch 114.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc), (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 ch, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in next 2 ch – 6 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in next dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 dc, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in next 2 dc.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until there are 5 stripes of each color. Fasten off.
From right side, join B with slip st in any st on edge of Afghan.
Round 1: Single crochet evenly spaced around all edges of Afghan, working 3 sts in each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.